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The Orange Bridge

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Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in January 2017

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BH Photo #377432

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Description 

Dimensions are estimates. Bridge was there in 1903 gone before 1963. Not positive that the bridge crossed all of Daniels Island but appears that way so I have included the western spans as part of the overall bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over James River on O&ARR
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia, and Amherst County, Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1861
Railroads
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Orange & Alexandria Railroad (O&A)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 2,699.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Also called
James River Orange and Alexandria Railroad Bride
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.43199, -79.14672   (decimal degrees)
37°25'55" N, 79°08'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/663967/4144407 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2017: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 1, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com